Cranberry and Orange Bread

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A nice way to use up those Christmas (and Thanksgiving) cranberries that don't make it into your cranberry sauce. This is pretty low calorie as it contains no oil or butter, just applesauce. Orange and cranberry go well together. I read a recipe for a cranberry bread and decided to make it healthier and ended up almost completely changing the recipe, so I like to count it as my own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/Gas Mark 4/180ºC.
  2. Grease the bottom of a 2lb or 9 x 5 x 3 loaf tin.
  3. Mix sugar, applesauce, milk, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla and eggs in large bowl.
  4. Stir in cranberries.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients.
  6. Pour into tin.
  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 10 minutes in tin.
  9. Loosen sides of loaf from tin and remove onto a wire rack.
  10. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.
  11. Can be stored in fridge tightly wrapped for up to a week.
Most Helpful

I think that it is very delicious! I am going to make more!

AmethystMoon December 22, 2014

We love cranberry orange bread however, the family recipe I have has a lot of butter in it. I have been working hard to lower calories and fat in our diet so I thought I would give this recipe a try. I like the fact that it isn't overly sweet... some recipes take away from the tartness of the cranberries calling for too much sugar. The only issue I had with the recipe is the fact that the bread did not rise very much. We were left with a relatively flat loaf. Made and reviewed for Spring PAC 2011.

Chef Buggsy Mate March 23, 2011